Best Live Music Club

Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

The Beachland remains the city's most adventurous concert venue. It isn't rare to find a hip-hop show in the ballroom (which holds 500 folks), while a guitar-slingin' singer-songwriter plays a cozy set in the tavern (150 capacity) next door. In fact, a typical week at the Beachland includes modern-rock bands, jazz combos, laptop artists, and bluesmen. Whether it's local up-and-coming roots rockers (like the Jack Fords) or veteran cult bands from overseas (Radio Birdman), the Beachland always puts on a good show. And because it's a large hall without poles, walls, or other obstructions, you'll always have a good view.